Fractora: A Modern-Day Fountain of YouthApril 5, 2017
For individuals looking to restore their once youthful complexion, Fractora skin rejuvenation serves as a modern-day fountain of youth. Through the use of radiofrequency (RF) energy, Fractora tightens and smooths skin to reduce fine lines, deep wrinkles, scars, redness, and uneven brown pigmentation.
Most patients notice significant improvement after one Fractora treatment, but choose to have a second treatment for even greater results. Because Fractora requires little downtime for recovery, you don’t need to worry about disrupting your busy schedule and you can even begin exercising the day after your treatment.
Fractora is a great solution for those patients who want younger looking, smoother skin, but don’t have the time to take off for recovery that other laser treatments require. Fractora uses radiofrequency energy that is able to heat the deep layers of skin through an array of microscopic pins. The gentle heat then promotes the growth of collagen and tightening which leads to a more radiant and youthful appearance.
Just a couple of weeks after the treatment, you’ll begin to notice the results of Fractora. You’ll look more well-rested, wrinkles and fine lines will decrease, and your skin will look and feel tighter and smoother. After about a month, you’ll see even greater results and may continue to see improvements up to three months after treatment. To maintain a youthful complexion, Dr. Ahn recommends that you have the treatment done yearly.
What to Expect During a Fractora Treatment
The treatment itself is not painful but you may experience some slight, mild discomfort. To minimize the discomfort, a prescription-strength topical cream is applied to the area being treated. While the treatment itself only takes about 15-20 minutes, you should block about two hours out of your schedule for the topical cream to take effect before the treatment and for any other preparations or information needed prior to receiving the treatment.
An oral sedative may be prescribed if you have anxiety about the treatment. If prescribed, you should ensure that someone is available to drive you to and from the treatment as you will not be able to drive yourself. All patients will be prescribed prophylactic antiviral therapy (such as Valtrex) even if they do not have a history of cold sores.
When you arrive for a Fractora treatment, you should have a freshly washed, clean face with no makeup, sunscreen, or piercings that could interfere with the treatment. You will be asked to fill out some paperwork including an authorization for treatment and photos will be taken to compare results after the treatment takes full effect. The numbing cream will be applied to your skin one hour before your treatment time. We will also give you an oral sedative before your treatment if necessary.
After the treatment you will be able to go home and relax. You should use cool compresses and will be given an ointment to use on the treated area. Half a day after the treatment, you should begin moisturizing skin with a gentle moisturizer. We recommend Cetaphil or Vanicream. You may see some redness, light peeling, or swelling 3-4 days after the treatment, but will soon have the radiant skin you’ve been seeking. You will be able to begin wearing mineral-based makeup three days after treatment. You should also avoid retinols, peels, acids, vitamin c, and any other potentially irritating products on your skin for at least 3-4 weeks after your treatment.
Fractora is a great solution for anyone looking to restore their youthful complexion without needing to deal with the longer recovery periods that other laser treatments require. The cost ranges anywhere from $1100-$3500 per treatment, and most patients will need 1-2 treatments. If you’re ready for clearer, smoother and brighter skin, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ahn and his staff today.